MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR DENAR0 CONFIRMED AS OSWESTRY GUEST OF HONOUR!

MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR DENAR0 CONFIRMED AS OSWESTRY GUEST OF HONOUR!

Your Committe are delighted to announce that Major General Arthur Denaro CBE DL has accepted our invitation to be Guest of Honour at this years Oswestry Reunion

General Denaro started his army career in 1968 commissioned into Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars. He rose through the ranks being promoted to Lieutenant in 1970 to Captain in 1974 and to Major in 1980. He was 2IC 22 SAS and also went on to be Commandant at RMAS . He led his Regiment in Gulf 1 and commanded the first tank battle. Major General Denaro went on to in 1992 command 33rd Armoured Brigade and 20th Armoured Brigade before serving as Chief of Staff of UN Protection Force in Bosnia. He also commanded British Forces in Cyprus and was Chief of Combat Support for The allied Rapid Reaction Force in Germany in 1966/67 . After work as Middle East Advisor to The Secretary of State for Defence in 1998 he became Commandant of RMAS. From 2000 to 2003 he commanded 5th Division before retireing from service. General Denaro was awarded a CBE and is also Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

Your Committe are very grateful to Major General Denaro for his interest in our Association.

REUNION AND SHORNCLIFFE VISIT

REUNION AND SHORNCLIFFE VISIT

IJLB ASSOCIATION REUNION AND VISIT

Sir John Moore Barracks Shorncliffe

Friday 22 – Sunday 24th July 2022

The committee are delighted to inform you of the details of the IJLB Association visit to Sir John Moore Barracks over the weekend 22-24 July 2022.

The programme is as set out below and the costing will depend whether you wish a double on-suite room at the Clifton Hotel or a single room.

There will be an Informal Reunion Dinner on Saturday evening commencing with pre-dinner reception, 3 course dinner.

Please note that you can order and pay for your ticket/tickets to attend on our website through PayPal using a valid debit or credit card.

THE PROGRAMME

Friday 22nd

Book In Clifton Hotel after 2.00 pm

IJLB REUNION AND DINNER CLIFTON HOTEL – SHORNCLIFFE

Best Western Clifton Hotel Clifton Gardens, CT20 2EB

Evening free to either eat in the hotel restaurant or at your own behest cost not included in price. With a chance to mingle informally with ex Juniors Leaders.

Saturday 23rd    Breakfast in hotel restaurant included in Cost below

Saturday 11.00Visit Sir John Moore Barracks 

10.30 am         Depart by own cars to Sir John Moore Barracks CT20 3HF. On arrival park your car in the large car park just outside the Main Gate. Security access will be controlled by MOD Police on the Gate. Assemble inside the gate at the designated location.

11.00 am         Opening Address by Garrison Sergeant Major WO1 Jason Marriott Royal Green Jackets and Major Fred Hardie IJLB Association Member and former RSM IJLB, Shorncliffe

11.30 am         First Part of Tour

12.30 pm         Visit Sgts Mess for Refreshments in the Bar

1.00 pm           Lunch is available in the Mess Dining Room on a purchase your own and eat basis as the modern soldier of today’s Army currently does. The cost will depend on what you choose from the set menu that day.

2.30 pm           Second Part of Tour

3.30 pm           Tour Ends in Assembly Room for Wash Up and Questions.

4.00 pm           Presentation of IJLB Association Plaque to Sgts Mess.

4.15 pm           Depart barracks for Clifton Hotel

Saturday 19.00  Reunion Dinner in Hotel Function Suite 3 course meal see below

6.30 pm           Meet for Pre Dinner-Drinks

7.00 pm           Informal Reunion Dinner In Function Suite.

Please note this is an informal Reunion Dinner, however in keeping with the Association Dress Code, Men are expected to wear a suit, collar and tie or Blazer/Sports Jacket collar and Tie. For the Lady’s appropriate Smart Dresses, Trousers, Blouse etc.

MENU SELCETION’s

Starters

Cream of vegetable soup

Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella

Served on Mixed leaves, balsamic glaze, pesto

Traditional Prawn Cocktail

With Marie rose sauce, buttered brown bread

Main Course

Roast Chicken Supreme

Served with seasonal vegetables,

Lyonnaise of potatoes, mushroom sauce

Herb Crusted Fillet of Haddock,

Served with seasonal vegetables

Lyonnaise potatoes, tomato & basil sauce

Gnocchi Pomodoro (V)Served with side salad, garlic bread

Dessert

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Served on raspberry coulis, whipped cream

Ice Cream Selection

Fresh Fruit Salad

Served with vanilla Ice cream

Tea or Coffee + Mints

If anyone has any special dietary requirement these are available on request. Just mention this on your email with menu selection to our Secretary, Ronnie Paterson as below?

Once you have booked and paid for your tickets, please email secretary@ijlb.com with your menu selection

COSTS OF WEEKEND INCLUDING SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER

Excludes Friday Night Dinner and Lunch in Sergeants Mess.

Accommodation B & B Basis Friday & Saturday and inclusive of Saturday night Dinner.

Twin/Double            £290.00 FOR TWO

Single Occupancy      £210.00 SINGLE

Wives, Partners or Girlfriends and Guests welcome

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE IJLB WEBSITE

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY PLEASE RESERVE AND PAY FOR YOUR PLACE SO WE CAN CONFIRM HOTEL BOOKINGS

Sunday 24th       Breakfast in hotel restaurant included in Cost

Check OUT 11.00 am

BOOKINGS MADE AND PAID FOR FROM FOLLOWING

ADRIAN BOLD X 1

STEVE GREENWOOD X 2

VAUGHAN DAY X 2

MATT WELLS X 1

PADDY MARTIN X1 Dinner and Visit Only No Hotel Required

GARY BYE X 1

STEPHEN HARSTON X 2

NIGEL SMITH X 2

FRED HARDIE X 2

GEOFF KIRBY X 2

RICHARD ROBBINS X 2

2O22 ANNUAL REUNION OSWESTRY

2O22 ANNUAL REUNION OSWESTRY

The 2022 Annual Reunion to be held in Oswestry is on the weekend of 2nd through 4th September 2022

FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

Friday 2nd September Sees the Golf and Port Societey meet at 1200hrs at Oswestry Golf Club for Coffee and Bacon Butties (and no doubt a tipple of Port)

First Tee is at 1300hrs and the day costs £38 per person. Tickets Available on the PRI Shop.

Friday Evening will see informal get togethers with a choice of Italian or Indian Meals the details of which will follow.

SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER

Saturday 3rd September sees The Association AGM commence at 1000hrs at The Wynnstay Hotel Church Street Oswestry.

Saturday Evening 1930hrs is our Reunion Dinner at The Wynnstay Hotel with the following choice of Menu.

STARTERS

  • TOMATO AND BASIL SOUP WITH CIABATA CROUTONS OR
  • CRAB CHILLIE AND LIME FISHCAKE WITH LEMON CREME FRAICHE AND HERB SALAD

MAIN COURSE

  • FILLET OF SCOTTISH SALMON .BRAISED FENNEL .WHITE WINE VELOUTE OR
  • ROAST LOIN OF SHROPSHIRE PORK, APRICOT AND SAGE STUFFING AND CIDER CREAM SAUCE
  • WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO AND PARMESAN SHAVINGS (V)

DESSERTS

  • CHOCOLATE AND RASPBERRY TORTE OR
  • STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

Once you have chosen your preferred menu please email your choice to secretary@ijlb.com or call Ronnie on 07919 334444

SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

Sunday Morning 1100hrs a short Memorial service will be held at The IJLB Memorial in Cae Glas Park to remember those colleagues no longer with us. After which those assembled will depart and make their way home or no doubt some to a local hostel.

TICKETS

Tickets for The Reunion Dinner and the Golf are available on the PRI Shop. Members.Wives and Family £38 each Non Members £40. each

THE FOLLOWING ARE THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED AND PAID.

GRAHAM LACEY X1

DERIK HEARN X 2

LES CRISP x 2

BILL CLOUGH X 2

ROBIN MADDISON X 2

JOHN ARUNDEL X 1

ANDY TRICKETT X 1

SCOT McBRIDE X 2 CANCELLED

PETE CURTIS X 2 PLUS 1 x GOLF

WILLIAM McKERR X 1

BILL McHUGH X 2

RON COOKE X 2 2 X GOLF

BOB TOWNS X 2 PLUS 1 X GOLF

RODGER BOURNE X 2

JOHN MEIKLE X 1

PETER CAREW X 1

PAUL WALLACE X 2

DANIEL PARSONAGE X2

FRANK HOOLEY X 1

GRAHAM FOWLER X 2

RAMSEY McDONALD X1

RONNIE PATERSON X 2 PLUS 1 GOLF

DAVE BIRD X 2

GEOFF CAMM X 2

RAY PAINTING X 1

JOHN FOLEY X 2

HUGH RILEY X 1 PLUS 1 X GOLF

ALAN GRIFFITHS X 1 PLUS 2 X GOLF

MICK WRENN X 1

STUART DAVIS X 1

MIKE OBRIAN X 2

RICHARD GARMORY X 1

COLIN HARWOOD X 1

MIKE SMITH x2

Ian HARVIE x 2

JOE LEE x 2 CANCELLED

IAN CARTWRIGHT X 2

FRANK HOOLEY X 2

STEVE RIDDELL X 1 PLUS GOLF

ERIC FEATERSTONE X 2

ANDREW TRICKET X 1

COLIN COULL X 2

PETER WALKER X 1

Rev NORMAM SETCHELL IJLB PARDRE x 1

MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR NAVARO CBE DL X 1

MIKE TRUEMAN X 1 CANCELLED

ALAN HOWARTH X 1

MIKE COCLIFF X 1

FRED HARDIE X 1

BILL McKENNA X 2 PLUS 1 GOLF

DAVID FRASER X 2

BOB APPLEBY X 2

RONNIE WILKIE X 2

NIGEL FRASER EVANS X 2 1 CEOLIAC MENU

BRIAN KILTY X 1

CHARLES DUGMORE X 2

PETER MULLINGS X1

IAN WADLEY X 1

SANDY HENDERSON X 2 PLUS 1 GOLF

GLENN FREEMAN x3

Another Successful Reunion in 2021

Another Successful Reunion in 2021

The weekend of 3rd to 5th September 2021 saw 74 stalwarts take part in the IJLB 2021 Reunion. Our first since Covid struck!

Friday saw the golf competition won by Pete Curtis and both the Indian Meal and the Italian meals being a great success on Friday evening,

At Saturday’s AGM our current Chairman Brian Kilty stood down after more than 5 years service to the Association and Graham Lacey took over as Chairman.

Lt Colonel John Fleming and Major Fred Hardie meet at Reunion (Fred Was RSM At Shorncliffe.)

The meeting also Appointed Graham Fowler as President after his long service as a previous Secretary and Treasurer and Ian Cartwright was appointed an Honorary Life Vice President as one of our senior members and long time supporter of The Association. Our congratulations to them all.

The Saturday Reunion Dinner was a tremendous success with our Guest of Honor Lt Colonel John Fleming, who was CO IJLB at Shorncliffe giving us all an insight to his tenure.

On Sunday everyone gathered at The IJLB Memorial for a wreath laying ceremony in bright sunlight. As RSM Dusty Smith used to remark “The Sun Shines on the Rightous”

Our President Graham Fowler lays The Wreath at the IJLB Memorial in Cae Glas Park watched by the gathered ex Juniors

A Gallery of Reunion Photographs can be found under our Gallery Photo’s Section.